Planned availability date: February 26, 2013
|At a Glance|
Features of the new IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 include:
The IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 single-socket 1U rack server is designed for small businesses and first-time server buyers looking for a solution to improve business efficiency. The IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 delivers several innovative features in a compact 1U form factor with a competitive price. The IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 provides next-generation performance in an innovative and compact design, with flexible configuration options and built-in security and systems management capabilities.
At your control
Manageability and serviceability features help diagnose problems quickly.
At your service
Worldwide support and services with IBM systems management tools, which help improve productivity and get your server up and running quickly.
Note: Information being released represents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents only goals and objectives.
2583-PBG - IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 with Intel Pentium G850 processor
2583-PBH - IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 with Intel Xeon E3-1270v2 processor
2583-PBJ - IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 with Intel Core i3-2120 processor
2583-PBK - IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 with Intel Xeon E3-1220v2 processor
2583-PBL - IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012 with Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 processor
The system must have an attached monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
For configurations that support the RAID Battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for one year effective on its "Date of Installation". All other product warranty terms for the system remain unchanged.
An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service and service level of a part or feature is the same as the machine it is installed in.
The following items have been designated as consumables, supply items, or structural parts and therefore not covered by this warranty:
|One box with these contents:
1U Rack Drawer
Approximate shipping dimensions and weight:
Models with 300 Watt power supplies
Models with 460 Watt power supplies
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately)
Acoustical noise emission levels
Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) A-weighted sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines, typically configured and operating in idle mode (powered on, but no DASD read/write or other I/O activity). All measurements have been made in accordance with ANSI S12.10 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.
These servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers, and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.
For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:
Unattended or remote installation can be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.
For service, the server requires a compatible:
When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly through a console.
The following network operating systems are supported in the IBM System x3250 M4 Windows Server 2012:
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The System x3250 M4 systems contain licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System BIOS (flash BIOS modified to IBM specifications) is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the server and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.
To view detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x servers, visit
Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for IBM System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options that support these servers are announced.
Wake on LAN is not supported if systems are improperly shut down.
Refer to the Software Requirements section for operating system limitations.
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24 January 2019